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Rinse, Return, Reward! Win with Agrecovery standard

Following on from the successful 2012 promotion, Agrecovery will again be running a container promotion in early 2013. Win one of ten $500 vouchers to spend with your preferred rural supplier! Simply recycle your eligible plastic containers with Agrecovery at 70 collection sites nationwide during February and March 2013. Agrecovery Containers provides a safe and fully compliant recycling programme for plastic agrichemical, biological, animal health and dairy hygiene containers. Containers from 59 participating brand owners are FREE to recycle through Agrecovery. Containers must be empty, triple rinsed and 60 litres and under in size. To be eligible containers must still have their label on. Every collection receipt issued by an Agrecovery Collection site during February and March 2013 constitutes an ...

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Local businesses host collection sites standard

PDC Barn in Taumarunui, Fruitfed Supplies in Ohakune and Farmlands in Taupo are three companies locally supporting the push for sustainability and environmental best practice in our primary industries. All three companies are now collection sites in the Central North Island for the Agrecovery Container Recycling programme. The programme allows farmers and growers across the country to recycle empty 1 – 60 litre plastic containers. Eligible containers from the 55 agrichemical, biological, animal health and dairy hygiene companies who support this product stewardship programme can be recycled for free. Ohakune, Taumarunui and Taupo are just three of the seventy collection sites located across the country. George Thomas of PDC Barn said the company was keen to be part of the ...

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Roots Shoots and Fruits joins Agrecovery standard

“Soil Health, Plant Health, Our Health” is key to the vision of Roots Shoots and Fruits, a New Zealand organic nutritional fertiliser supply company. The addition of Roots Shoots and Fruits brings to 55 the number of brand owners supporting this product stewardship programme for agrichemical, biological, animal health and dairy hygiene plastic containers. Tim Callaghan, Director of Waiheke based Roots Shoots and Fruits, says “We’re an enviromentally orientated company with a focus on sustainable and efficient organic liquid fertilisers and we specialise in nutrition and biological agents. “We’re really passionate about improving grower profitability and increasing the nutritional value of food, but we also believe it’s important to respect our environment and improve soils for future generations. Being part ...

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New Drum recovery programme standard

Avoiding accidents with agrichemicals is high on the agenda with a new drum recovery programme launched by Agrecovery Rural Recycling. The Agrecovery Drum programme offers farmers and growers around the country free on property collection for plastic or steel drums from 61 – 1000 litres in size. Drums must be empty and triple rinsed. The programme follows international best practice ensuring that drums are returned to the manufacturer or reconditioned through an approved contractor. Those that have reached the end of their useful life will be appropriately recycled; a process certified by Agrecovery’s recycling partners. Duncan Scotland, Sales and Marketing Manager for the Agrecovery programme, says “There is a real cottage industry in New Zealand with drums collected by “drum ...

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New look advertising standard

Agrecovery now has a new look for its advertising! Over the early years of the Agrecovery programme advertising focused on informing potential programme users what services Agrecovery offered and how to use them. Now the programme is more established, advertising is moving to a simpler message; a strong call to action! Keep an eye out for our new advertising in various industry publications from October onwards. Click here to view a sample advert.

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Working toward a green West Coast standard

Westland Milk Products Environmental and On Farm Services Team (from right to left) Wayne Climo, Sarah Morgan, Rob Pieper, Chris Pullen Agrecovery Rural Recycling and Westland Milk Products are working together to achieve the co-operative’s aim of ensuring the West Coast leads the New Zealand dairy industry in sustainable rural recycling initiatives. Chris Pullen, Environmental Manager for Westland Milk Products says “We want to ensure that the West Coast dairy industry is highly regarded for its contribution to environmental sustainability. “With Agrecovery’s help we can promote international best practice and protect New Zealand’s reputation for sustainable agribusiness practice right here on the West Coast.” This push to help meet rising on-farm environmental standards is not just limited to the suppliers ...

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Agrecovery on Country99 TV standard

Country99 TV’s Sector Report for Tuesday 31 May 2011 covered a topic close to our hearts here at Agrecovery: Recycling! Gareth Mentzer, National Operations Manager for Agrecovery, spoke to reporter Drew Chappell. You can view the full Sector Report here on YouTube. Alternatively, watch the Agrecovery segment below. Please note, the report suggests that the ISO 14001 Environmental Standard sets the international standard for container recycling. In fact, international best practice for agrichemical container product stewardship is set by Crop Life International. Agrecovery’s adherence to these standards is however audited to the ISO 14001 Environmental Standard.

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Agrecovery receives Product Stewardship Accreditation standard

The Agrecovery Container and Chemical rural recycling programmes have been accredited as Product Stewardship programmes under the Waste Management Act 2008. Announced at the Waste Management Institute of New Zealand conference on October 13, the Ministry for the Environment accreditation followed a rigorous audit of Agrecovery’s programme including its design, operation, sites and product end uses. Product Stewardship programmes are ‘cradle to grave’ schemes that help reduce the environmental impact of manufactured products, and this accreditation is formal recognition from the Ministry for the Environment that Agrecovery fulfils this criteria. The letter of accreditation stated “The Agrecovery programme is an example of how forward thinking businesses can manage the environmental effects of their products through proactive product stewardship.” For the ...

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Agrecovery reaches 50! standard

Five new companies have joined Agrecovery from the 1st of April bringing to 50 the number of participating brand owners. This coincides with the 3rd anniversary of the programme’s launch. “We started the programme 3 years ago with just 12 brand owners and are delighted to now have 50 supporting companies,” says Bruce Emerson, director of 3R Group, programme managers for Agrecovery. “It’s a great result which shows the strong support that this programme has across the industry. It also makes the programme even easier for farmers and growers to use, as there are now so few brand owners outside the programme.” One of the new brand owners, Paeroa-based AgriSea NZ Ltd, is a multi-award winning sustainable New Zealand company ...

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